For over ninety-five years, The Riddle of the Sands has held a special place in the affections of sailing enthusiasts and thriller fans alike. Set before World War I, this enthralling novel pitches two amateur sailors against the secret forces of ...
forces of mighty Germany. Powers of deduction and navigational skills prove equally important in uncovering a plot that threatens personal as well as national security.
The enduring appeal of this book lies not only in its spellbinding and tangled drama, which matches any modern thriller in ingenuity and tension, but also in the hauntingly atmospheric backdrop provided by the fogbound seas and treacherous sands along the German North Sea coast.